Friday, May 13, 2016

Murder at Lambswool Farm {+ Giveaway}

◊ Series: Seaside Knitters Mystery
◊ Hardcover: 320 pages
◊ Genre: Cozy Murder Mystery
◊ Publisher: NAL (May 3, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0451471644
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0451471642


Late summer blooms in beautiful Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and while a harvest thrives, Izzy Chambers Perry and the other Seaside Knitters will need to cast on their sleuthing skills to save a local farm.  Unfortunately, finding a killer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. . . .
          Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza has long loved knitting, but lately she’s taken on a new challenge—making a family farm operational again. With help from friends, Lambswool Farm is now up and running, with thriving crops and grazing sheep.  In addition, the farm will host rustic, six-course prix fixe dinners plated by local chefs and served on a gorgeous restored harvest table, decorated to perfection with colorful knitted vegetables crafted by Izzy Chambers Perry, her aunt Nell, and the other Seaside Knitters.
          But on the night of the first meal, everything spins out of control when one of the guests, Seaside Harbor’s family physician, becomes fatally ill. It seems that behind Dr. Alan Hamilton’s friendly bedside manner was a man with enemies and secrets.
          Soon the town is gossiping and pointing fingers at all possible suspects—including the women at Lambswool Farm. Now the Seaside Knitters must join together to uncover the truth in Dr. Hamilton’s complicated past—and restore peace to town and country alike.


When an author can transport you to a setting through their descriptions and the actions of their characters then you know you’ve found an entertaining story. That’s what author Sally Goldenbaum does in MURDER AT LAMBSWOOL FARM, the 11th installment in her Seaside Knitters Mystery series.

Goldenbaum’s eye for detail, along with her vibrant descriptions, transports readers to the seaside village of Sea Harbor. The author’s style of writing brings the community and its quirky residents to life on the pages.

The characters are well-developed, realistic and easy to like. Their easy-going dialogue adds depth to the small town atmosphere pulling the reader into their setting.

The story flows at a steady pace with a few surprises along the way. As the mystery unfolds, readers are drawn further into the story. New readers to the series aren’t left in the dark through the help of a handy reference guide of who’s who at the beginning.

Readers don’t have to be knitters to enjoy this story, but a felted bowl pattern is included as a perk for those who are. This is a mesmerizing story filled with suspense, intrigue, family loyalty, good friendship, and a pleasant setting – all the right ingredients for an engaging cozy murder mystery.

Murder at Lambswool Farm by Sally Goldenbaum, A Seaside Knitters Mystery (Book #11), Obsidian (NAL), @2016, ISBN: 978-0451471642, Hardcover, 320 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.


Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin/Random House, I have a print copy of MURDER AT LAMBSWOOL FARM by Sally Goldenbaum to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, May 22.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope I’ve enticed you to check out this charming mystery. Do you enjoy stories that are set along the seaside? BTW, Happy Friday the 13th! Are you superstitious about this day?

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  1. I love the Knitters series; thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. It does sound like fun. Thank you.
    And no, not superstitious about this Friday 13th. And with two black cats, that superstition doesn't bother me either.

  3. Finding a needle in a haystack - funny!

  4. I love this series. I love the friendships not only between the women but also with the families. I also love the food in these books!

  5. I love this series—thanks for the chance to win a copy of Goldenbaum's latest!

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  6. What a terrific setting for a novel and a series! Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  7. I love this title, it sounds warm and fuzzy, but then we have the murder to contend with, bring it on!

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  8. This is such a wonderful series! I'd love to have a meal at the table on the cover - minus a killer.

    1. My easy entry has wrong info. Wish there were a way to correct when you do that!

  9. This series is delightful. I enjoy the locale at the seaside and want to move there. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Knitting and seaside - great for a mystery. No, I'm not superstitious about Friday 13th but never walk under a ladder!

  11. I hear this is a pretty good series. Thanks for the chance to win the book. I'm not superstitious at all so Friday 13th is just Friday to me.

  12. No, I'm not superstitious about Friday the 13th. I would love to read another book in this series. I've only read one of them and enjoyed it very much.

  13. I like seaside settings a lot! And no, I am not worried about today being Friday the 13th!

  14. I like the series name. I actually used to knit as a kid, but don't remember the terminology.

  15. I love the seaside and wish I knew how to knit so this series sounds perfect for me!

  16. I enjoy knitting and I am sure I'd love this book!
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